I’ve heard people comment that saying declarations is too hard because they can’t get over the fact that what they are saying isn’t true.

I can feel for that confusion. It is an act of faith and really a mental hurdle, to speak of things in the present tense, when consciously they may not have arrived in the present… yet.

But, I have to say that declarations have been life-changing for me. I started using them when I was ill and could hardly function. The declarations I learned then were about how well my body was working and how wonderful I felt! I laughed and felt silly {ok, ridiculous} at first!

Eventually though, my body did get well and I did feel good! Quite frankly, I don’t understand all of the why’s and how’s of our psyche’s! I just know that with persistence, your perspective and reality do change based on what lens you are using and to which things you give your focus and attention. {Remember the idea of ignoring bad behavior into extinction and giving good behavior kudos and smiles? Same deal.}

And do you remember Dr. Sarno from last year’s blog posts? {He’s a guru of mind/body connections.} One thing he pointed out in his writing is that one of the most important things you need to do when you are dealing with pain, is to break the pain-fear cycle. You have pain, then you begin to fear pain, then the tension from the fear adds to the pain and the cycle causes pain to escalate and is ultimately prolonged.

So, when you throw a declaration at pain like, “I am well, I am whole, I am limber, I am strong!” it’s like throwing a stick in the spokes of a moving pain-fear cycle. You may not stop it’s progress on the first throw, but over time you will stop it dead in it’s tracks.

Just saying the words, “I am well” releases tension in your body. {Say it 50 times and you’ve found Nirvana!} Our bodies are quite obedient and they are always listening to what we are believing and saying!

Yes, it does take persistence. And yes, some beliefs take time to shift. But for heaven’s sake, go ahead and throw the first stick already!

You’ll find that the cycles of discouragement or apathy or physical pain or loneliness will get shorter and shorter as you get better and better at putting the truth you choose into your mind by speaking it out of your mouth!

Sending you  much love!


P.S. “I am getting better at saying declarations aloud, multiple times, every day!”

P.P.S. “I am feeling more vibrantly healthy every hour!”

P.P.P.S. Now you give it a try! What declaration do you need today?

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